Daragh Grant

Daragh Grant

Lecturer on Social Studies
Daragh Grant

Daragh Grant is a Lecturer on Social Studies. He received his B.Sc. from the London School of Economics in 2001, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge in 2005, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2012. Between 2012 and 2015, he was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. His intellectual interests include the history of colonialism and empire, the history of slavery, and the development of understandings of sovereignty and subjecthood from the sixteenth century to the present. He is currently preparing his book manuscript for publication, which is tentatively titled Experiments in Order: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, and State Formation in Early America, 1600-1740. This manuscript brings together his interests in colonialism and state formation to explain how English settlers in New England and South Carolina asserted and defended their claims to jurisdiction over lands and peoples in the Americas. It also explores the strategies by which indigenous polities, slaves, and some settler communities sought to resist or exploit colonial governments and the imperial center to their own ends. Daragh has recently published essays on the development of racial slavery in colonial South Carolina and on the jurisdictional politics of early New England in Comparative Studies in Society and History and the William and Mary Quarterly, respectively.

2016-17 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 10b Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)
Social Studies 98pl: Empire and Colonialism in the Modern World (Spring)


Contact Information

326 William James Hall